New book surveys career of #Seattle photographer Johsel Namkung. From @seattletimes
Photographic eyes don't come much sharper than Johsel Namkung's.
The 93-year-old Seattle artist might technically be a "nature photographer." But in focusing so closely on the patterns and textures of rocks, sand, wood, water, forests and meadows, he comes surprisingly — and vigorously — close to something more abstract.
A new book honoring Namkung's career, "Johsel Namkung: A Retrospective"(Cosgrove Editions, 144 pp., $175), makes clear how glorious his achievements are. The images are huge. The detail is crystalline. The essence of each object under his lens vibrates with life.